Pre-raid Gear Guide (85 Mage)

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I was about to compile a new list of Pre-raid gear as the current is irrelevant.

Instead I've found one updated already, and suggest my thread is deleted, and refer you to:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4081810268

which I suggest you vote to sticky in my place.
Nice list. I rather think Biting Wind should be included under Main Hand as it is competitive with Blade of the Burning Sun.
Nice list. I rather think Biting Wind should be included under Main Hand as it is competitive with Blade of the Burning Sun.


So much so they are nearly identical! XD
p.s. If you reported this thread, in hopes to get it sticked, there is a "Request Sticky" link at the top right hand corner. You don't have to downrate > Report with a message to try and get a sticky. If you reported because you dislike it then...well...why?
Thanks, fixed!

Please vote for sticky, if you think it's a worthy resource.
Voted for sticky... nice info.

Still, reading the trinket section made me sick to my stomach, due to the fact I ran H BRC a total of 21 times and Witching Hourglass never dropped.

Not once.

How's that for RNG? :-)
Still, reading the trinket section made me sick to my stomach, due to the fact I ran H BRC a total of 21 times and Witching Hourglass never dropped.


I guess that could possibly be a better ending than it dropping the first time, losing the roll, and never dropping again the next 20 times?

They say true randomness includes repeats. Lots of repeats of items that you don't want :)

:o Hehehe
It's a nice list. I know you said you didn't include everything, but I'd like to point out that Robes of Embalmed Darkness has been doing me well for my PvE set. Sure, Haste isn't that valuable for Fire mages, but if you don't want to grind out the rep for some reason, then buying this with Justice Points isn't a terrible idea.

P.S I voted this for sticky.

Edited for bad spelling
Thanks, I'll add this on the list. :)
Wand of Dark Worship (BOE)


This item doesn't actually exist in the game. At present, there are no heroic BoE drops.
sproll, robes of embalmed is nice and haste is good for fire but the mastery makes that piece mage ugly. its nice for arc
02/27/2011 1:24 PMPosted by Scripto
sproll, robes of embalmed is nice and haste is good for fire but the mastery makes that piece mage ugly. its nice for arc

Ehh, I wouldn't say ugly, but it's not the best piece a mage could get. It's always a secondary option though.

In fact, I thought the mastery on the piece was good? Please inform me.
This item doesn't actually exist in the game. At present, there are no heroic BoE drops.


Fixed, thanks!

Personally, I like the Robes of Orsis.
Awesome guide only wish i could have found one this good for gearing up my warrior :P
Vote for sticky, its a good list. I suggest if you want to improve it then order the items by best in slot for pre-raid, although BiS obviously will change depending on spec.

Edit: For wand, you may want to include Vicious Gladiator's Touch of Defeat simply because it is very easy to get, you have to win all of four arena matches total. And its pretty decent despite the resilience for PvE.
02/27/2011 2:29 PMPosted by Nynae
Vote for sticky, its a good list. I suggest if you want to improve it then order the items by best in slot for pre-raid, although BiS obviously will change depending on spec.


As you pointed out, BiS varies between specs, which is why I opted not to.

Thanks =)
Nice guide. There are also these two for anybody that wants a different layout.

http://elitistjerks.com/f75/t106009-cataclysm_mage_resources/p3/#post1812992

http://www.manaobscura.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1378#p1396
You may want to add in the T11 robes, gloves, and legs since they can be obtained without setting foot in a raid.

For that matter, all the valor point gear.
Good guide.

Given the ease and minimal time to get them versus the low availability in PvE, I would consider making an exception to the 'no PvP items' to mention the wand. The Caster Main Hand takes two weeks at low rating so no reason to bother with that.

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